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Day 1 - Arrive in Luang Prabang
Welcome to Laos! Upon arrival,your professional private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall.You will be transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver.Luang Prabang is a very special city! It enchants with its magnificent location,amidst mountain ranges and historic temples, which gives the city a title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This beautiful city was the royal capital and seat of government for the Kingdom of Laos until the revolution of 1975. The main part of the city consists of four main roads crisscrossing a peninsula between the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Day 2 - Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony & Cycling Tour
Get up early to observe the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony at 5:40am if you like. You will begin exploring this wonderful town with your guide on a morning bike ride, starting with the local morning market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. The tour will continue with visits to the National Museum (closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon), Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong. Here you'll learn about Lao history and the kingdoms which ruled this place in former times. For lunch our guide will recommend a few great restaurants where you can sample Lao food.
In the afternoon you'll visit Wat Visoun, which dates back to the 16th century, before heading to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you'll gain a deeper understanding of the ethnic diversity in Laos today. After returning the bikes you'll ascend Phousi Mountain to marvel at the sunset over town before descending into the colorfully-lit tents of the Night Market to shop for handmade crafts.
Day 3 - Elephant Village & Local Homestay
You will begin our journey into the Laos Hinterland, setting out from town on mountain bikes towards the Elephant Village. On your way through the Lao countryside you'll see farmers cultivating the land, forests of teakwood, distant mountain vistas, and the smiles of the locals who are in turn curious about their observers.
Upon reaching Elephant Village, a beautiful, idyllic place in the center of the magnificent mountain jungle landscape. You'll stop for lunch before begining your elephant experience which will include an introduction to the elephants and their Mahouts (trainers) and an elephant walk.
Later, a boat ride takes you to the cascade of the Tad Sae waterfall where you can take a refreshing swim (waterfall dry Feb - July). After a short hiking trail in the afternoon, you will meet your host family in a small Laotian hilltribe village. Here you are invited to cook, eat, and converse together until you are ready for bed.
Day 4 - Trecking & Kayaking
Awakened early by the roosters in the village, you will start your hike through the hilly landscape of Laos. On the trek between Hmong and Khmu hilltribe villages, there is much to see and learn. You will have the unique opportunity to share the cultures of rural life of the Lao as you observe the lifestyles of the Hmong and Khmu. There are many trails to choose from, depending on your stamina - some shorter and others longer.
In the afternoon you will paddle back to Luang Prabang in kayaks along the Nam Khan. Kayaking on this small river is a cool and relaxing way to end these 2 days of adventure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5 - Nong Khiaw & Local Guesthouse
The trip to Nong Khiaw takes you from Luang Prabang out into the stunning scenery of northern Laos. Together with locals and other travelers on the bus (public van), you will wind your way through the countryside. The journey takes you into the sparsely populated north of Laos where you can stop to visit the villages and hilltribes along the way.
Upon reaching Nong Khiaw, a town dominated by stunning limestone formations. You will have the opportunity to visit the historical caves which played a major role in the Indochina War. In the evening you'll enjoy the scenery along the river and overnight in Nong Khiaw at a rustic local guesthouse.
Day 6 - Fairtrek & Homestay
Today you will set out on a FairTrek to Ban Na Luang. The FairTrek Initiative aims to give back to local communities and encourage conservation through responsible tourism. By taking part in a FairTrek and homestay you will be giving back to the local villages through the FairTrek Fund whilst enjoying an authentic cultural exchange.
The trek takes around 2-3 hours and is suitable for most levels of fitness.
In the ethnically diverse village of Ban Na Luang, you can learn about the local traditions and the lifestyle of the local population. The Lao Looum and Lao Soung represent different ethnic minority groups and you can experience the differences while you stay at their homes here for the night.The landscape is dominated by rice fields and stunning rock formations, making this a beautiful natural environment to spend the evening.
Day 7 - Nam Ou Cruise and Return to Luang Prabang
Today you'll take a small path to another village where you'll take a short break before you board a traditional boat back to Nong Khiaw on the Nam Ou river, then get on the local bus back to Luang Prabang.
Day 8 - Departure
Today we will welcome you aboard a traditional Laos Slowboat for the trip on the Mekong River into the north of Laos. This majestic river flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way we take the time to visit the local villages and the famous Pak Ou Caves, which thrills both tourists and devout worshipers with its hundreds of Buddha statues of all styles and sizes. Mekong cruise arrives in Pakbeng in the late afternoon where you'll stay the night.
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
ume did a great job of arranging the tour and guide. He knew every perfect place to get a great photo and to see a different perspective of the ruins. In addition the information he provided to us on Luang Probang, the real local living and tribe hill when set our excurtion, which is really what added so much depth to this experience!
We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.
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